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Compare 1U Rack Cases – Find The Best For Your Electronics

Compare 1u rack housings

Space-saving 1U rack cases are the most popular size of our 19” enclosures. But which of our three models is best for your electronics? Compare them here…

1U Combimet Rack Cases

COMBIMET 1U – Cost-effective, Versatile

Bestselling COMBIMET offers excellent access to components. Its front, rear and top are all removable. You can specify both the top and base as vented or unvented as standard. Choose from three depths – 265 mm, 365 mm or 610 mm.

COMBIMET is the most cost effective of all our 19” rack mount enclosures because it does not have a front bezel. Instead there is a screw-in front panel (with six visible fixing screws). This panel also acts as the rack ears – so you’ll have to pull the case from the rack before you can gain access via the front. To open the case while it is still in the rack, you can:

  • remove the rear panel (six screws)
  • remove the top if the rack mounting position allows access (six screws on the top, one at the front, one at the rear).

Combimet 19" range >>

1U Versamet Rack Cases

VERSAMET 1U – The High End Rack/Desktop Case

VERSAMET is our dedicated 1U rack case. It is available only in this size (165 mm, 265 mm depths). Again it has no bezel (reducing the manufacturing costs) but unlike COMBIMET, it has no visible front fixing screws.

This unfussy, minimalist front panel – combined with the ergonomic extruded rack handles – makes VERSAMET a popular choice for customers looking for a 19” enclosure with superior aesthetics. Both the base and rear are removable. Remove the rear panel (six screws) and base (four screws) to gain complete access to your components.

Need a 1U case that’s suitable for both rack and desktop use? VERSAMET is your best choice. Accessories include two different types of case feet (tilt or non-tilt), both of which can be installed with just one screw per foot (thanks to smart design).

Versamet 19" range >>

1U Mettec Rack Cases

METTEC 1U – Unrivalled Access To Your PCBs

METTEC offers incredibly swift and easy access to your PCBs while it’s still in the rack – thanks to a series of clever design features.

Unlike our other two 1U 19” enclosures, METTEC has a front bezel so you can remove the front panel (four screws) independently of the rack mounting bolts. This diecast aluminium bezel incorporates both the rack ears and the unique comfort handles.

The rear panel can also be removed (six screws) while the case is in the rack. This allows you to slide out the base (with PCB) and the top from their guide rails. You can take virtually the entire case apart while it is still in the rack.

Mettec 19" range >>

Your At-A-Glance Guide

  • Most space (deepest 1U rack case) – COMBIMET
  • Most cost effective – COMBIMET
  • Most ventilation options as standard – COMBIMET
  • Best in-rack access to your PCBs – METTEC
  • Easiest removal of PCBs – METTEC
  • Best aesthetics (no visible front or top fixing screws) – VERSAMET
  • Choice of rack or desktop use – VERSAMET

All models can be supplied fully customised, ready for your PCBs, connectors and switches.